Friday, February 12, 2010

"Translucentness" - SOLD

I've been struggling with these tomatoes the last couple of days but was thrilled when I landed on this composition with the shadows turning all orangey-red like that! Tomatoes are tough because they are translucent and so the values on the tomatoes only subtley change from the light side to the shadow side.

9 comments:

Gaye Adams said...

Carol - this one is really beautiful.
Love the composition and the temperature changes in the shadows. Really wonderful.

All the best, Gaye Adams

Jennifer McChristian said...

Love the warm hues in the shadows!

Gwen Bell said...

Love both of these tomato paintings but this one really glows. Not only are the colors spot on, but the area where the reflected red runs into the darker purple area is exquisite! Those great spots of highlight on the fruit and table are great and really add to the luminescent quality. Wonderful!

DSM said...

Hey, look at that long shadow shape in the composition youse guys!

Barbara Andolsek Paintings said...

Luscious shadows... love the reds,etc. Another great one.

Mitzi Easley said...

You're just so good... Am I reading that right: workshops one year from now are FULL? Well done!!

Roxy with the Moxy said...

I love to eat tomatoes, and I love the ones you painted... They are so vibrant, they look good enough to eat !

Karin Jurick said...

Shadows enchant me. Your shadows are always a feature that is equal to, if not more gorgeous, than the actual object. Kudos.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Karin's made a wonderful point. In your work it's the subtlety that makes the painting. The supporting cast so to speak.